Category Archives: family

Birthday Marathon

This weekend, it begins: the Smirking Cat-Gary Family birthday marathon!  From the end of October through the end of December, we have four…count ’em, four… birthdays to celebrate in addition to Christmas.  I start shopping for the streak at the … Continue reading

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Text Me!

On occasion, you could say that Gary, the kids, and I are pretty easily amused.  One thing that would most definitely confirm this notion is the humor we find in sending text messages to each other…when we are in the … Continue reading

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Tackle Football and Glitter Nail Polish

I don’t consider myself a high-maintenance woman (Gary may find this debatable), but one thing I am obsessively meticulous about is my nails.  No, I don’t have 4-inch dragon claws with rhinestones and airbrushed designs, but I give myself a … Continue reading

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I may not be able to post here for a short while.  Okay, for a long while…a very, very long while!  You can thank Gary for this gut-wrenching and heart-breaking turn of unfortunate events. On the phone the other day, … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

You may have noticed that my blog posts are getting farther and farther apart.  I’ve joked before that my blog is a whatever-I-feel-like-today blog, with no specific focus or purpose.  I like it that way.  Some people follow my blog … Continue reading

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The Dollhouse

I don’t even remember what I was doing when I first overheard Gary playing dolls with the girls, Sunflower and Dove, last weekend.  After everything that Gary’s doll said or did, there was a fresh burst of raucous giggles.  It … Continue reading

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The Best

One of the kids recently asked me about games I played with my father, and I had to think for a long time, finally telling them, “My father wasn’t like your father.  He didn’t get on the floor and wrestle … Continue reading

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